What the inspectors saw: Zaranda – Mallorca’s 2-Michelin-star restaurant

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STOP PRESS: June 2020. Zaranda has closed its doors at Castell Son Claret.

Awarded two Michelin stars for 2016, Zaranda is now ten years old – having first opened in the San Bernardino district of Madrid in 2005, and won its first Michelin star there the following year. When chef/patron Fernando P Arellano moved his restaurant (and entire team) to Mallorca, the restaurant continued to receive one star each year. From 2016, it boasts two stars.

So, what tickled the Michelin inspectors fancy? You can get a good idea by looking at the photos below. It is said that we eat with our eyes and there’s an undeniable artistry about the presentation of the food. One of the things I love about the seasonal restaurant Zaranda is that they use local artisans to produce some of the bowls and platters on which the food is served. Fernando isn’t a Mallorcan, but his passion for the island is obvious.

If you’re planning a visit to Mallorca and can splash the cash a little, check out this 2-Michelin-starred restaurant (and the 5-star Castell Son Claret hotel in which it is located).

A dish celebrating one of Mallorca's most famous exports . . . Majorica pearls

A dish celebrating one of Mallorca’s most famous exports . . . Majorica pearls

Prawn dish at Zaranda

Prawns from Andratx

Skate wing

Skate wing dish

Pork dish

The 3 Little Pigs!

Lemon dish

Lemon lemon!


Fernando Perez Arellano of Zaranda

Fernando P Arellano – chef/patron of Zaranda

Itziar Rodriguez

Itziar Rodriguez, restaurant director, Zaranda

©Jan Edwards 2015


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